Virtual Juneteenth celebration anyone?
This is one year especially that I don't want Juneteenth to just go by without me actually celebrating or acknowledging it. Shamefully I have not done so as much in the past. Anyone up for a virtual celebration and/or know of any? I know Deloitte is not giving us the day off… I am thinking of taking it as PTO anyway.￼￼
Found myself in a conversation with the branch manager (white male pushing thru his late 60's) about holiday decorations. I just told him how I've been directed by corporate to keep the winter holiday decorations as non denominational and he nearly exploded. Starts saying how Christmas is the "American Way" and "nobody is going to take MY Christmas" and "this is MY BRANCH, I will decorate for CHRISTMAS" and so much more. I'm just flabbergasted, frustrated but not surprised.
Finally hit my breaking point. Been nothing but irritable & pissed off these past few weeks. Coach asked me on Friday when I’ll be taking time off & I just broke down. I’m a top performer & a workhorse. I’ve put so much effort into making sure my team is okay I forgot about myself. Now I am buried in work, performance is dropping & I can’t stop crying randomly. I kept telling people I am drowning but no one was listening. Coach is leaning to tell everyone to backoff thankfully.
How does your firm deal with underperforming associates? We are crazy busy but have a couple first-years on vacation, 50-100 hours per month, and thinking we are a "lifestyle" firm. I don't want to just fire them, at least not yet, but I want to see a change. How many second chances do you give? How many months under budget?
Dear friends , Need some guidance here.Im not sure if im stressed or depressed or both.Not able to perform my job as good as I want. Not sleeping well.On top of that there is a real chance of losing my job as performance tiers were not like previous years.Feeling some sort of physical pain everytime I start working.All the drama around is affecting me.My spouse thinks that I’m hyping this stress so that makes me a little more helpless.Not sure if I need treatment therapy or request some time off
Does anyone take day dates with their spouse/partner? By the time I get to bed, even on the weekends, I’m spent. I wonder if it would be more enjoyable to spend that time together during the day. We both work incredibly hard and are successful, but honestly I’m more the YOLO type and he probably would find it ridiculous to take this time off work. Has anyone found some enjoyment/benefit to spending time with your spouse like this?
I just purchased a vacation rental property in Florida on the Gulf. Any tips on selecting a property manager for the weekly turnovers?
It’s awards season for Scroogiest Company of the year! Time for Q4 cuts and gotcha just kidding about them bonuses haha memorable moments.
I’ll go first- Argonaut just laid off a lot of people right before the Dec. 9th bonus dispersal date that was promised for folks who had been employed since March 2020. Those crazy kids! Always up to something silly!
Gonna go ahead and say though that Better is still narrowly in first place after the Zoom firing holiday Xmas special. Who else?
Hello fellow EAs! I’m looking for recommendations for a corporate gift giving company. I have several wine and snack holiday baskets that I need to order for my group’s clients and my usual vendor is taking a break from her business. Could you recommend a business that you’ve used (or someone you know) that ships nationwide? Thanks in advance!
When do our vacation days reset? 10/1 or 1/1?
What's the floating holiday policy in Accenture ? If I joined in April 21, how many floating holiday can I avail before 31st December ?
Working through nanny contract right now. Anything you wish you had put in up front that you didn’t? Also- wrt vacation, how do you handle additional days you take off? We are giving our nanny (cont’d
Taking some time off. Need some book recommendations. Some light interesting non-fiction. No self help or management books. Just interesting topics that won’t make me think about work.
My school has seen combinations of f2f, hybrid, and remote teaching/learning throughout the first half of the school year. After the MLK holiday, our district is returning to traditional f2f teaching 100%. I have 4 band classes (1 beginning, 2 intermediate, & 1 advanced), and as far as content pacing is concerned, we’re 1 9-week grading period behind. Is it a far fetched goal to get my students where they need to be by the end of the school year? How would you handle a situation like this?
What is the best vacation destination for a teacher wanting to get away from kids for a while?
What happens because of some reasons if you withdraw your resignation before a week in cognizant ..
Hi all, anyone flown into nyc recently? Did you fill out the covid traveler form? What if you don’t? What happens once you do?
Ladies. Have you ever been to a wedding an remembered what the bridesmaids were wearing? I’m a pandemic bride and so over bridesmaids dresses. About to have everyone pick their own, I don’t even care if it isn’t the same shade.
Junior feeling stretched thin managing daily social for two big brands (engagement, scheduling etc) + reporting, brief research, new biz (which I love)... Are my concerns valid, or do I suck it up?
Any finance/accounting professionals out there use a career coach? If so, worthwhile? Any recommendations?
Any 🐠 at the arijit concert??
Can we talk about the lawyering in the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial?
I can’t be the only following this case incessantly….
Anyone have a good shared calendar app/website? I'm trying to coordinate availability between multiple caregivers. thanks!
*Immediately available* 8 years of Global (US, Europe and Asia pacific) - Supply chain digital transformation techno-functional experience in retail, consumer goods and technology industry.
Who is the most challenging direct report you've ever had? I had an interface designer once who ranged from condescending on most days to nakedly passive aggressive when he didn't approve of my art direction. We were on a deadline prior to a brand launch so I could neither fire him nor set him straight and risk him quitting, so I just took his shit without protest for six weeks until launch. He was project-based so I didn't have to suffer him further. It was a challenging six weeks.
Hi, is there any vacancy for manual testing role in chennai? I have 3 yrs experience as support engineer and 1 yr experience as test engineer. Any reference will be great help
Why is the legal field so out of touch with technology? And why are we using fax machines lol.
I'm here in Georgia and really want to work at Google. I'm an educator looking to pivot into a non-technical role.
I see all these flashy TikTok videos where people with no experience got Project Manager positions and make six figures just to eat, shop, and have 2 meetings a day. I know there has to be way more to such an interesting position. Can any of you give me any insight into what a PM's day-to-day is like a Google?
Anyone willing to share how much a junior associate at Goldman makes per year? Need it for reference for starting negotiations on an offer.
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I am a post bar graduate and currently seeking employment. I did not graduate from a top tier school, but I did graduate in the top third of my class as a dual-degree graduate. About a week ago, a partner at a big law firm connected with me on LinkedIn. He asked if I had a job lined up. I told him no and he responded that I should let him know if there is anything his firm or he can do to help me. We have a meeting with each other in two weeks. Is this a big law opportunity?
Brand recommendations for a solid standing desk?
Non big law folks, let's check in: grad year/market/hours/salary/practice.
I am: 2015/NYC/1900 min/$145k/ID, specifcally cconstruction accidents. I should note that this does not include a raise for 2022, because my firm hasn't announced yet.
Any tips on how to keep my plate full with work? I just moved from civil legal services to Biglaw as a staff attorney (9 YOE), and I’m looking for strategies on how to get work from partners. They know I’m new and I have gotten some matters to work on, but I find myself out of billable work by the afternoon (and today, by 10am). I check in with different people each day to ask if there are things I can work on, but what else can I be doing (that isn’t going to annoy the shit out of ppl)? TIA!
How do you tow the fine line between sticking up for yourself and not talking back to a partner? For context, our firm has seemingly started making a paper trail for layoffs and I disagree with some of the emails that I have received. I want to respond in a way that covers my own ass. However, I don’t want to piss anyone off, especially if I have read the situation incorrectly.
How do you track your time spent reading and responding to emails? I don’t want to run a timer each time I open outlook, but I feel like I’m losing hours of billable time every day to one-off emails that I would never individually bill for.
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Anybody else upset over the differing policies at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP regarding WFH (attorneys required to be in office 3x/week while others required 4x/week)? Appreciate the flexibility but doesn’t seem right to have separate policies.
Recruiter that I talked to a little bit a few months ago but never ended up applying through (I didn’t apply anywhere) just reached back out to gauge interest. I said only if he can find me something remote. No response since. Well well well, I guess the ghoster has become the ghostee 🤷🏻♀️
Repeat question, ish. What is the income and year out of law school for solo practice attorneys. Also, i would like to know the approx size of the county you work in and type of support staff.
I am considering transitioning from being a W2 employee to a independent contractor/1099. What are some important questions I should ask before making a decision?
For context, I have been with my litigation firm for just over 3 years and have been barred for 4. I am doing fine, but I dislike the job and would like to reduce my hours (and get rid of some of the non billable work I have to take on). Ideally, I would transition to a job that I love, but I’m not sure what that is yet. Cont. below.
Thoughts on Adams and Reese?
Has anyone made the switch from litigation to transactional work, particularly in real estate? If so, do you like it?
I have practiced law for several years and still struggle with the feast-or-famine nature of my practice. (Sudden rush of client outreach, many emergencies, then … nothing). A famine week might be 3-4 billable hours/day. My practice area does not have a predictable annual cycle, like “year end” or “tax day.” Any tips from other attorneys for how to recognize, predict, and/or even out these periods?
What are your thoughts on using legal continuing education credits for a different license? Essentially, taking credit for them in two professions (e.g. law and realty).
An out of office saying you’re out, won’t have phone/email access, returning X date, and which of your coworkers/staff to contact if it’s an emergency.
Additionally I’d send internal reminders out 2 weeks and 1 week in advance.
Because of the last minute rush that ALWAYS happens no matter how many heads ups you give, I say my last day in is 1 day before I’m leaving. That way instead of getting emergency calls on my way to the airport, they come while I’m in the office wrapping up things.
Agree with this 100%
Is that your out of office lol?
Don’t say that. Just say you will be unavailable until then.
I always find it funny that out of office is insufficient for people to know you can’t be reached lolz
Yea that’s a “run away!” Situation
I think the real question is why OP is only taking a three day vacation that ends in a Saturday.
Hourly workers who punch in/punch out are really the only ones who can clock out for however long and NGAF about work until they’re back. Salaried professionals make way more, have more flexibility (technically), but the responsibilities to be managed are 24/7
In-house doing both litigation and commercial work. It’s not a WLB issue, it’s a control issue. I try to keep up with emails on my day off via phone, and ignore the irrelevant stuff, fire off a quick email to handle small things or send to someone to handle. That way I’m not buried when I get back.
When that email from a business partner with 8 people CC’d comes in, it’s nice to quickly shoot it off to someone to step in, rather than let it turn into a 40 message thread as they panic without papabear to hold their hand
Craft your out of office email well. But, for me, even if I were climbing Mount Everest, I’d go nuts if I couldn’t check up on my companies and staff. But that’s just me.
LOL. Set your OOO to exclude any “in case of emergency” contact info.
Lol no, but remind people ahead of time
Nope. Just say you will have intermittent access
So OP is stuck working regardless. That’s ridiculous.